I was a nurse on the front lines of Ebola, and I saw that nurses need support for the trauma and pain they experience

Nurses on the front lines of a pandemic need education, training and institutional support.

Cheedy Jaja, Professor of Nursing, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~10 min

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Why West African lions don’t avoid hunting areas

Images from camera traps show West African lions venturing out of protected areas and closer to humans. Researchers have an idea why.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

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Is the Ebola emergency declaration in Congo too late?

Last week, the World Health Organization declared the year-long Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency. Did they wait too long?

Boston University • futurity
July 22, 2019 ~1 min

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Medieval Africans had a great way to purify gold

Archaeology and materials science confirm the "pure gold" coins of medieval West Africa. "...the process used to refine gold in Tadmekka is real."

Megan Fellman-Northwestern • futurity
June 3, 2019 ~4 min

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